Will Mali's coup leaders hand over power to civilians? | Inside Story

Published on Aug 21, 2020
Mali has seen weeks of anti-government protests and unrest.
On Tuesday, its military took charge and forced the resignation of the president.
The coup leaders say they want to prevent the nation falling further into chaos.
The soldiers have pledged to set up a transitional civilian government and hold elections.
The military takeover follows the demand by thousands of Malians for better security, economy and an end to corruption.
Former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's critics blame him for the country's hardships.
So, after weeks of unrest, what's next for this West African nation?
And can military takeovers be prevented?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Manu Lekunze - Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and Author of, 'Inherent and Contemporary Challenges to African Security'.

Susanna Wing - Specialist on West Africa and Associate Professor at Haverford College.

Mohamed Salaha - Journalist and Publisher at LeMaliMag.com, a Malian news website.

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